Fibber McGee and Molly was an American radio comedy series. A staple of the NBC Red Network for the show's entire run and one of the most popular and enduring radio series of its time, the prime timesituation comedy ran as a standalone series from 1935 to 1956, then continued as a short-form series as part of the weekend Monitor from 1957 to 1959. The title characters were created and portrayed by Jim and Marian Jordan, a real-life husband and wife team that had been working in radio since the 1920s.
Fibber McGee and Molly, which followed up the Jordans' previous radio sitcom Smackout,
followed the adventures of a working-class couple, the habitual
storyteller Fibber McGee and his sometimes terse but always loving wife
Molly, living among their numerous neighbors and acquaintances in the
community of Wistful Vista. As with most radio comedies of the era, Fibber McGee and Molly
featured an announcer, house band and vocal quartet for interludes. At
the peak of the show's success in the 1940s, it was adapted into a
string of feature films; a 1959 attempt to adapt the series to
television with a different cast and new writers was both a critical and
commercial failure, which, coupled with Marian Jordan's death shortly
thereafter, brought the series to an end.